Our Co-Curricular Programme

Over 90 hobbies in eight zones ensures that our extensive co-curricular programme offers something for everyone. Discover, explore, develop and inspire as you join existing friends and make new ones through your choices. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is fully supported through the co-curricular programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
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Hobby nameDayTimeYearsD of E compatibilityZoneMore info
001 Monday ExternalMonday16:15-18:00
002 Tuesday ExternalTuesday16:15-18:00
003 Wednesday ExternalWednesday16:15-18:00
004 Thursday ExternalThursday16:15-18:00
005 Friday ExternalFriday16:15-18:00
01 Hub Yr 9 MondayMonday16:30-17:309Clubs & Societies
04 Hub Yr 9 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:309Clubs & Societies
3D Computer Aided DesignWednesday16:30-17:307, 8
A Level Music AppreciationThursday16:30-17:30L6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Acorn Theatre Co Rehearsal FridayFriday13:15-14:157, 8DofE: SkillExpression
Acorn Theatre Co Rehearsal MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8DofE: SkillExpression
Additional MFL qualificationTuesday13:15-14:10U6thDofE: Skill
Advanced Music Production SkillsThursday16:30-17:3010DofE: Skill
AmicusTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillCharities & Service
Amnesty InternationalThursday13:30-14:1010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceCharities & Service
Anatomy and Dissection ClubMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Anti-Bulllying AmbassadorsTuesday13:30-14:008, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6th
APP All Years MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP All Years ThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP All Years TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP All Years WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
APP TennisMonday16:00-17:0011, L6th, U6thDofE: Physical
Arguably AwesomeMonday13:30-14:007, 8, 9DofE: Skill
Artist MasterclassTuesday18:00-19:3011, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
BarbershopThursday13:15-14:1011, L6th, U6thMusic & Media
Boys’ RugbyTuesday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Brass GroupThursday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Brazillian Ju Jitsu with Danny WilliamsWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Cardio Club Yr 7-9Monday13:15-14:107, 8, 9DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Cardio Club Yr10 – U6Friday13:15-14:0010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Chamber ChoirMonday13:15-13:4510, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Change Makers – Alter EcoWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillCharities & Service
Chess ClubWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Climbing Club 5.30pmTuesday17:30-19:009, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Physical
Club STEAM ProjectsWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSTEAM
Collage ClubThursday16:30-17:309, 10, 11DofE: SkillExpression
Cooking for UniversityMonday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
D & D ClubTuesday13:15-14:00DofE: Skill
Debating Matters with DavidThursday13:15-14:0010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
DofE BronzeWednesday16:30-17:309DofE: PhysicalClubs & Societies
DofE Gold Sixth FormTuesday13:15-14:00L6th, U6th
Don’t Lose It, Re-use ItWednesday16:30-17:3010DofE: Skill
DT ScholarsWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, U6thDofE: Skill
Dungeons and DragonsMonday16:30-17:308, 9, 10DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
EAL Book and Film ClubWednesday13:30-14:107, 8, 9DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Fitness & YogaWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Physical
Flexi Art ClubTuesday16:30-17:309DofE: Skill
For the Love of MathsThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Fryer and the Chocolate FactoryThursday16:30-17:307, 8Skills
Fryer BandThursday13:20-14:107, 8DofE: Skill
Fryer Board GamesThursday16:30-17:307, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer Book ClubMonday13:30-14:107, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer Couch to 5KThursday16:30-17:307, 8Sport & Wellbeing
Fryer Dance ThursdayThursday13:30-14:107, 8Expression
Fryer Football with Reading FCTuesday16:30-17:307, 8Sport & Wellbeing
Fryer in House 1 MondayMonday16:30-18:007, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer in House 2 TuesdayTuesday16:30-18:007, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer in House 3 WednesdayWednesday16:30-18:007, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer in House 4 ThursdayThursday16:30-18:007, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer in House 5 FridayFriday16:30-18:007, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer Jazz MondayMonday13:45-14:107, 8Music & Media
Fryer Lego Builders ClubTuesday16:30-17:307, 8Clubs & Societies
Fryer NEWTS MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8DofE: SkillCharities & Service
Fryer Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8Academic Enrichment
Fryer Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8Academic Enrichment
Fryer Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8Academic Enrichment
Fryer Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8Academic Enrichment
Fryer Rock SchoolFriday13:20-14:107, 8Music & Media
Fryer Rugby TrainingThursday16:30-17:307, 8Sport & Wellbeing
Fryer Swim ClubThursday16:30-17:307, 8Sport & Wellbeing
Fryer VoicesTuesday13:30-14:107, 8Music & Media
Game Programming ClubMonday16:25-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
GCSE Dance Practical RehearsalsThursday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: PhysicalExpression
GCSE Drama ClubTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: Skill
Girls’ Football ClubWednesday16:30-17:30DofE: Physical
Girls’ RugbyThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10DofE: Physical
HockeyMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
HorseridingThursday16:15-18:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6th
Hungry HistoriansWednesday16:30-17:307, 8DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
ILC Prep Support TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
ILC Prep Support WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Individual Music PracticeTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice MondayMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice ThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Individual Music Practice WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Junior BasketballThursday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Junior Eco Club – WedWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: ServiceCharities & Service
Junior Football with Reading FCWednesday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Junior NetballTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Junior Science ClubWednesday16:30-17:307, 8STEAM
Kopitiam Club MondayMonday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Kopitiam Club TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Latin StudiesTuesday16:30-17:309, 10, 11DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
LP Judo ClubMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
LP WindsFriday13:15-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Marcus’ Magic ClubTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6th
Model Plane ClubMonday16:30-17:307, 8Expression
NATD Contemporary Dance GradeTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalExpression
NATD Contemporary Dance Grade 5Tuesday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalExpression
NATD Contemporary Dance Grade 6Monday13:30-14:107, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalExpression
Needle Craft ClubTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
OrchestraTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Park LifeWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thCharities & Service
Percussion EnsembleThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Photography clubTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6th
Pride GroupWednesday13:15-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceClubs & Societies
Return to Forbidden Planet Rehearsal Thurs 4.30Thursday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Return to Forbidden Planet Rehearsal Thurs 6pmThursday18:00-19:0010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Return to Forbidden Planet Rehearsal Thurs lunchThursday13:15-14:157, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Return to Forbidden Planet Rehearsal Wed 6pmWednesday18:00-19:0010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Return to Forbidden Planet rehearsal Wednesday 4.30Wednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Return to the Forbidden Planet Band RehearsalThursday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6th
School NewspaperTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillExpression
Senior BasketballWednesday16:30-17:3011, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior ChoirMonday16:30-17:309, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Senior Football with Reading FCThursday16:30-17:3011, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior NetballWednesday16:30-16:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior Swim ClubTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Senior Team MathsWednesday18:00-19:0010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: Skill
Senior Years Music Technology ProductionWednesday13:25-14:059, 10, 11DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Sixth Form AcappellaFriday13:15-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Sixth Form JazzFriday13:20-14:10L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Sixth Form Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thAcademic Enrichment
Sixth Form Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thAcademic Enrichment
Sixth Form Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thAcademic Enrichment
Sixth Form Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:30L6th, U6thAcademic Enrichment
Social EnterpriseTuesday16:30-17:3010, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: ServiceCharities & Service
Stressless ArtThursday16:30-17:307, 8Expression
String EnsembleTuesday13:30-14:007, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Super SketchbooksWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: Skill
Sustainable CookingTuesday16:30-17:309, 10, 11DofE: SkillSkills
Tech CrewWednesday13:15-14:109, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillMusic & Media
Tennis CoachingTuesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6th
Tennis Coaching clinicMonday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Tennis CoachingThursdayThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
The Oakleaf Interact ClubTuesday13:30-14:109, 10DofE: SkillCharities & Service
Touchtypers of TomorrowWednesday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillSkills
U6 Aspiring HighThursday16:30-17:30U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
U6 EPQ ThursdayThursday16:30-17:30U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
U6 EPQ TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:30U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
U6 EPQ WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:30U6thDofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
WarhammerThursday16:30-17:307, 8, 9, 10, 11, L6th, U6thDofE: SkillClubs & Societies
Y 9 & Y 10 Prep Club MondayMonday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Y 9 & Y 10 Prep Club ThursdayThursday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Y 9 & Y 10 Prep Club TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Y 9 & Y 10 Prep Club WednesdaySWednesday16:30-17:309, 10DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Year 10 11 Rookie Lifeguard QualificationWednesday16:30-17:3010, 11DofE: PhysicalSport & Wellbeing
Year 11 Prep Club 01 MondayMonday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Year 11 Prep Club 02 TuesdayTuesday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Year 11 Prep Club 03 WednesdayWednesday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Year 11 Prep Club 04 ThursdayThursday16:30-17:3011DofE: SkillAcademic Enrichment
Year 7 SewingTuesday16:30-17:307Skills
Year 8 SewingThursday16:30-17:308Skills
Year 9 JazzMonday13:15-13:459DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Yr 10 JazzFriday13:15-13:4510DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Yr 10 Jazz Wednesday lunchtimeWednesday13:20-14:109, 10DofE: Skill
Yr 11 Jazz ClubTuesday13:15-13:4511DofE: SkillMusic & Media
Yr 9 Dance WednesdayWednesday13:30-14:109DofE: PhysicalExpression
Yr 9 Super SewingWednesday13:30-14:109DofE: SkillSkills
Yr 9, 10 and 11 Book ClubWednesday13:15-14:109, 10, 11DofE: Skill

Current students: Book for Autumn 2022!

We are pleased to share the choices for the Autumn Term 2022 in the Hobby Finder above. You can look up your options by year group, by date/time or by zone. You can also see which hobbies could count towards your DofE Award. Please discuss your choices with your parents/guardians before signing up to make sure your preferences align with your family logistics.

On Friday, 9th September, Tash Coccia, Senior Assistant Head: Co-Curricular, will be sharing a Collect with all students focused on the co-curricular programme. Sign-up, which takes place in School using the SOCs platform, will open at 1.15pm the same day and close at 11.59pm on Sunday 11th September.

Book your hobbies here +

Eight Co-Curricular Zones
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Confidence building, participation, resilience and friendship. Co-curricular at Leighton Park has taken on different guises across the generations of Leightonians, but one thing remains a constant: our commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities which develop important skills in our students and form part of the bespoke character education profile of our School. We are an inclusive, kind and caring school which ensures this is within everyone’s reach.

Students are at the heart of everything we do, and we believe in everyone’s potential to realise their interests and talents. We listen closely to our students to reflect their passions and preferences and offer a dynamic termly programme.

Check out our YouTube playlist and explore what’s on offer! After clicking on the video, click the icon in the top right to explore videos about each of our eight co-curricular areas.

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Explore our Co-Curricular Zones

Academic Enrichment

Enrich your leaning and explore your passion for your favourite subjects.
Extend your intellect

Charities & Service

Making a difference, helping others and giving back is part of who we are as a School.
Value your community

Clubs & Societies

Joining with like-minded students is a rewarding way to expand your awareness and build your experience.
Develop your interests

Expression

Get involved and be inspired through our creative dance, drama, art and textiles departments.
Follow your dreams

Music & Media

Make some noise with our instrumental specialists, small and large ensembles, orchestra, choirs, animation, music production and music tech.
Reach for the stars

Skills

Take up a new hobby or build on existing skills; a fantastic way to relax and unwind whilst learning something different.
Master new talents

Sport & Wellbeing

A variety of traditional sports and interesting options for every level of sporting prowess.
Give it your all

STEAM

Supporting budding engineers, designers, scientists and programmers to experiment, explore and create.
Experiment and discover

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Challenging students through expeditions and a focus on physical capability, skills and service
Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards

Whether you’re a talker; whether you’re a listener, it doesn’t matter what point of view you have or what age you are…I think that’s what everyone likes about it. There’s no pressure to be anything; you can just be there.”

Queralt, Lower Sixth, Philosophy Club member

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